Maddalena Fallucchi graduated from the University of Rome summa cum laude in American literature and earned a PhD in the management and planning of cultural events. She entered the theater world in 1983 as assistant director of the Piccolo Teatro di Milano. In 1995, she founded her own theater company Il Carro dell’Orsa in Rome. As artistic director and general manager, she focuses on contemporary drama productions by Italian and foreign authors.
Fallucchi has staged, translated, and directed more than 30 plays and has written and conducted radio programs for the Italian state radio. Plays she created and staged include Helen and the Others (2000), a project based on Greek female archetypes and The Mirror of Narcissus (2001), one based on Greek male archetypes. In 2002, she staged The Jazz Age about the 1920s in the United States, and in 2003 she represented the Italian contemporary theater in Paris with The Knowledge of Love, a play she wrote and directed. She has won numerous awards for her work such as the Inner Wheel’s Prize for Drama for Elentango! and the Premio Fondi La Pastora award for Ricamo in Nero.
In 2006, Fallucchi staged a play based on Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express for an audience of over 5000 at the Roman Central Railway Station. Also in 2006, she was appointed the director of the Tor Bella Monaca theater which hosts major international and national productions as well as workshops, concerts, and other events.
From 2001 to 2006, she was a consultant for the Rome Board of Culture and Education and directed a creativity program for primary and secondary schools in Rome.